Updates and Articles

How a little leaf beetle keeps Canada goldenrod in check
Sometimes too much of a good thing can be ... too much. That's the case when Canada goldenrod spreads rapidly in our prairie restorations. But over time we've noticed something small making a big impact on plant diversity. Read more
Canada goldenrod on the left, more diverse prairie on the right
FMR tapped to help craft clean transportation recommendations
The newly announced working group will deliver Clean Transportation Standard recommendations to legislators early next year. Read more
A driver at a hydrogen fueling station, filling up her fuel cell vehicle. She is holding a pump that appears similar to a traditional gas station.
What the Mississippi River needs from the new Farm Bill
The Farm Bill accounts for hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of spending on programs that address nutrition, commodity crop production, farmland conservation, research and more. Read more
A pair of hands examining the roots of a small, green plant that has been pulled from an agricultural field.
A new tool in our toolbox for buckthorn control: Critical period cutting
We're always looking for new and better ways to keep buckthorn from becoming dominant in our woodlands and forests. A new method we're trying in the Gorge shows promise and doesn't require power tools or herbicides. Read more
Volunteers work on buckthorn removal by the river
What the research says about how to stop invasive carp
Where and how are invasive carp moving? Why do we need a bioacoustic fish fence? What about native fish? We tagged along with Dr. Peter Sorensen to the Driftless Area to get firsthand experience of the latest research. Read more
Dr. Peter Sorensen works from a boat on the river
Summer staff transitions
Celebrate two promotions and the impact of two staff who are heading off to new adventures. Read more
Ivy, Laura, Sam, Carrie
Position Announcement: Stewardship & Education Program Director
Join our team! Applications are due Friday, September 8. Read more
FMR is hiring!
Final projects from our 2023 ESI summer intensive fellows
Our summer youth fellows created capstone projects they were passionate about, ranging from a river cleanup volunteer event to a zine about sustainable agriculture. Read more
ESI group picture in the woods
Now hiring: Collaborative Pathways partnership manager
Please help spread the word about a new position to support the Collaborative Pathways program. Read more
Where we work: Hastings Sand Coulee Scientific and Natural Area
The Hastings Sand Coulee Scientific and Natural Area harbors the largest native prairie remnant in Dakota County — about 100 acres — along with an outstanding diversity of plants and animals, including nine rare species. Read more
Blazing star and goldenrod

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Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
West River Parkway and 36th Street/44th Street, Minneapolis
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